Klaus Kugel

drums, percussion

  • phone: + 49 2264 40 49 461
  • mobile: + 49 173 25 450 25
  • email: mail [at] klauskugel.com

Projects

Projects

GANELIN TRIO PRIORITY


GANELIN TRIO PRIORITY

trio photos by Matthias Creutziger

Vyacheslav Ganelin - piano, synthesizer, percussion
Petras Vysniauskas - soprano saxophone
Klaus Kugel - drums, percussion


" ... and they’re still playing highly interactive, tensile music."
- The New York Times, 2007

"The new Ganelin Trio is without comparison in European music."
- from the DVD linernotes by Wolf Kampmann, Berlin, 2006


Project website: www.ganelintrio.com

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UNDIVIDED


UNDIVIDED

Waclaw Zimpel - bass & alto clarinet, b-clarinet, tarogato, composition
Perry Robinson - clarinet | Bobby Few - piano
Mark Tokar - double bass | Klaus Kugel - drums

CDs: "THE PASSION" & "MOVES BETWEEN CLOUDS", [MultiKulti Project]


"Wonderful creative music! Very deep! Great work!" - Larry Blood, 2010, USA

"A band with a great musical vision, and pitch perfect delivery. Again a great achievement. - Stef Gijssels, freejazz-stef.blogspot, 2010, Belgium


Project website: www.undivided.pl

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PETRAS VYSNIAUSKAS QUARTET


PETRAS VYSNIAUSKAS QUARTET

Petras Vysniauskas - soprano saxophone
NN - piano, NN - bass, Klaus Kugel - drums


"Soprano saxophonist Petras Vysniauskas, a Lithuanian, is I believe one of the most profoundly original musicians concentrating on that instrument -- his jagged phrases expanded on determinedly original intervals and his sound is powerful -- stronger and more pointed than Sam River’s has become, for instance, more densely concentrated than the late Steve Lacy’s, if not polyphonic in the manner of Evan Parker." - Howard Mandel, 2007, USA


Project website: www.petrasvysniauskas.com

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SWITCHBACK


SWITCHBACK

Mars Williams - tenor, alto, soprano, sopranino -saxophones
Waclaw Zimpel - bass, alto, b -clarinets, tarogato
Hilliard Greene - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums


SWITCHBACK is a new high octane quartet from Chicago, Warsaw, NYC and Cologne. First tour was March 2013 - first CD soon!! NEXT TOUR MAY 2014


Project website: www.switchback.inemu.com

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POSTAREMCZAK-WOJCINSKI-KUGEL


POSTAREMCZAK-WOJCINSKI-KUGEL

Pawel Postaremczak - tenor and soprano saxophone
Ksawery Wojcinski - double bass
Klaus Kugel- drums
>> CD on Multikulti Project: "Affinity" <<


Project website: www.postaremczak.wojcinski.kugel-trio.com

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ROBY GLOD - QUARTET


ROBY GLOD - QUARTET

photos © K. Smolyaninov, B. Wunder & F. Bisenius

Roby Glod - alto & soprano saxophones
Roberta Piket - piano
Christian Ramond - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums

"Glod’s alto and soprano are a drizzle of crystalline notes, bunched with massive and coloured cadences and dissonant floods, making his sound « mineral» with a majestic hallmark." - JazzReview.com

●●●● new CD on Nemu Records: "OP DER SCHMELZ LIVE" ●●●●


Project website: www.quartet.robyglod.com

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CHARLES GAYLE TRIO


CHARLES GAYLE TRIO

photo © Arne Raanaas

Charles Gayle - tenor saxophone, piano
Ksawery Wójciński - double bass | Klaus Kugel - drums

" ... it was a joy to get so close to the heart of jazz’s free spirit which Charles Gayle exemplified with such elegance, and which was complemented with magnanimity by Wojcinski and Kugel." - Geoff Winston, October 2013, UK


Project website: www.gayle.wojcinski.kugel-trio.com

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DIKEMAN - KUGEL - VAN DER WEIDE


DIKEMAN - KUGEL - VAN DER WEIDE

John Dikeman - tenor & baritone saxophone
Raoul van der Weide - contrabass, crackle box
Klaus Kugel - drums
[also available with special guest: Andy Moor - guitar (The Ex)]


Shades of Albert Ayler fragmented and fermented in a universe converging in refractory impro areas, temperaments and sounds.
●●●● CD on NotTwo Records: "across the sky" ●●●●


Project website: www.dikeman-kugel-vanderweide.inemu.com

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STEFAN HEIDTMANN PROJECT


STEFAN HEIDTMANN PROJECT

photos © Cees Van De Ven

Stefan Heidtmann - piano, composition
Reiner Winterschladen - trumpet | Gerd Dudek - tenor saxophone
Dieter Manderscheid - double bass | Klaus Kugel - drums


"The Desire for Sound - (...), that´s an illustrious group. And it would not be remotely exaggerated to claim that there isn´t much better in German jazz. Or in Europe." (Frankfurter Rundschau, 2001)
The Stefan Heidtmann Project played 2002 at the Euro Jazz Festival Mexico City & and toured in Mexico.
The cd "blue sand and green sky" (shaa-music) was awarded 5 stars in the German magazine FONOFORUM.


Project website: www.reviews.heidtmann.info

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WACLAW ZIMPEL QUARTET


WACLAW ZIMPEL QUARTET

Waclaw Zimpel - bassclarinet, alto & Bb clarinets, tarogato, overtone flute
Krzysztof Dys - piano, fender rhodes
Christian Ramond - double bass
Klaus Kugel - drums, percussion

Listen to an excerpt of the first cd STONE FOG on soundcloud.com


" ... this is excellent music from start to finish, performed with passion and masterly ability, by all four musicians involved. The rhythm section provides exceptional backing, moving swiftly between almost swing to free form, Dys on piano spreads layers of twisted harmonic structures and Zimpel, as usual, plays the role of the of Hamelin s Pied Piper, snake charmer and a Hassidic Klezmer, all in one." - Adam Baruch, 2013


Project website: www.quartet.waclawzimpel.pl

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SABIR MATEEN & DELL/RAMOND/KUGEL


SABIR MATEEN & DELL/RAMOND/KUGEL

Sabir Mateen - alto & tenor sax, flutes, alto & b-clarinet, poetry
Christopher Dell - vibes | Christian Ramond - bass | Klaus Kugel - drums


Sabir Mateen’s enduring presence which no-one can ignore within the scene of improvisational music has made him protagonist of one chapter in Phil Freeman’s book "New York Is Now! The New Wave of Free Jazz".

" ... Dell, Ramond and Kugel ... is an excellent rhythm section, that quietly turns in an exhilarating performance. Everything is terrifically balanced, from the song structures to the interaction. Collective motion is electric: a charging, spasmodic swing rises up from all sides. They are, simply, an irresistible rhythm trio, by turns direct, elusive, and awash in color." - Greg Buium, CODA MAGAZINE, Canada, 2003

[the first concert of this new project took place at the Jazz Festival Prague 2011]


Project website: www.sabir-mateen.and.dell.ramond.kugel-trio.com

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ULTRAMARINE


ULTRAMARINE

Uliana Horbachevska - voice | Petras Vysniauskas - soprano saxophone
Mark Tokar - double bass, voice | Klaus Kugel - drums, percussion


"The groups sound … runs the gamut of human expression, traversing a landscape of peaks and valleys. Using Ukrainian folklore and free-form improv, the quartet stirs up infectious enthusiasm … maintain a cohesive warmth, with an almost invisible seam connecting each section ... the music reaches an ecstatic climax ... " - John Barron, theJazzWord, USA, 2012

Watch ULTRAMARINE on youtu.be


Project website: www.ultramarine.inemu.com

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MOONDOC/CAMPBELL/GREENE/KUGEL


MOONDOC/CAMPBELL/GREENE/KUGEL

photo © Nick Ruechel

Jemeel Moondoc - alto saxophone | Roy Campbell - trumpet, fluegelhorn, flute
Hilliard Greene - double bass | Klaus Kugel - drums


Watch the quartet on youtu.be

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KAN


KAN

photo M. Tominga & K. Kugel by Ute H. Kaiser

Makiko Tominaga - butoh dance | Petras Vysniauskas - soprano saxophone
Klaus Kugel - percussions, sound objects ... (Japan, Lithuania, Germany)


Last performances: SilentArt festival Bochum 2007, Germany & Museum fuer Ostasiatische Kunst / Lange Nacht der Koelner Museen 2008, Germany

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